Ukrainian aircraft stationed in Afghanistan took citizens of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Croatia, Belarus, Afghanistan out of Kabul. They’re safe now. We don’t abandon our people & help others. In case of further requests, will do everything possible to help Ukrainians & foreigners— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) August 15, 2021
“The Ukrainian plane that was in Afghanistan has evacuated from Kabul the citizens of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Croatia, Belarus, Afghanistan. They are safe now. Ukraine does not leave its citizens and helps others,” Kuleba noted.
He assured that in the case of further requests, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine will do everything to help fellow countrymen and foreigners.
Later, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky specified on Twitter that almost 80 people were evacuated from Afghanistan on the Ukrainian plane. The number includes eight Ukrainians and citizens of other states who asked about the urgent evacuation.
Earlier Volodymyr Zelensky informed that over 30 Ukrainian citizens were evacuated from the Afghan capital Kabul, which was seized by Taliban fighters.
On Sunday, Taliban militants stated to take control over the whole territory of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul.
As we reported, militants of the radical Taliban entered the presidential palace and took it under their control.
Taliban militants held an offensive amid the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan.
In May 2021, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on May 1, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.